Media and Media Literacy
Is There a Deeper Meaning?
What Does it Mean to You?
The word media may have a different meaning to other people. I feel that media is the visual expression of events and actions that take place in different regions around the world. We are surrounded by media everyday of our lives. Media can be found in magazines, on the news or in a newspaper, and even on social networking sites. Media is a great way for people to stay up to date on any important event taking place at a given time. In the modern world of media people are able to receive information on an event that took place only moments after it occurred. Being media literate to me means being intellectually aware of situations taking place in the media world. A person can see a major event being documented on the news or read about it on a social networking site or the newspaper, but if they are unable to comprehend what is taking place then they are not media literate. In order for a person to be media literate they need to be able to understand the situation that is taking place, and should be able to clearly express their views on the event taking place in the world of media. In modern society with all the new advancements in technology we now have the ability to be right up to date with a major event as it is taking place. As a result it is important for an individual to be media literate in order to fully comprehend what is happening in the world of media. As time progresses I feel that the world will continue to see major changes in the way information on events taking place around the world are obtained. This however can be unfortunate for those who remain media illiterate as they will most likely be left behind amongst the media literate people of society.
Here are some of the logos for the many different social media websites on the internet.
Here are many of the different ways people receive information through media
Budwesier "Puppy Love" (2014)
Budweiser Super Bowl commercial, “Puppy Love” (2014), sends a powerful message that true friendships are unbreakable no regardless of the circumstances, even between two completely different species. The commercial depicts a bloodhound puppy that befriends a Clydesdale horse, and it cannot seem to keep away from its new companion no matter what obstacles are put in its path. At the end of the commercial just when the audience assumes that the two companions will finally be separated for eternity the unthinkable occurs when the Clydesdale, with a little help from some family members, rescues the bloodhound from being taken away from the farm life, and the two are reunited to live a peaceful life of merriment and happiness on the countryside. This heartwarming commercial appeals to the audience’s sensitive side, which would normal not be expected out of a beer advertisement. By using this depiction in their 2014 Super Bowl commercial, Budweiser did not just appeal their advertisement to one specified genre of consumers, but they were able to get the attention of anyone with a soft spot towards animals, farm life, and individuals with strong friendship values.
The Journey of Life
In life we all go through our own individual experiences that shape our common beliefs and give us the mindset we obtain throughout our journey. In my 18 years of life I have been through a magnitude of life changing experiences and realizations about the way life works. To me life is all about hard work. The harder you work in life the better the payout in the end. I believe that we are fully responsible for our actions therefore we should take full responsibility for the consequences not matter if it is a positive or negative outcome. We are all responsible for ourselves at the end of the day, so when we put ourselves in situations in which we know there are possibilities for negative outcomes, we should not look to place the blame on others involved. Learning how to fix your own problems and tame your own conscious can come in very handy on the journey of life. Taking full responsibility for your actions is the best way to go about dealing with the obstacles of life. When you let others influence you to do wrong you are fully responsible for your consequences because you have the ability to think for yourself and make your own decisions. Options that others put in front of you such as; stealing, doing drugs and other activities that are commonly frowned can be avoided depending on the choices you make. There is no right or wrong way to go about the journey of life, because in reality you live the life you choose. For those of us fortunate enough to have the ability to control our lives for ourselves, it is our responsibility to figure out how to better our lives as the years progress on. Life truly is only as hard as you make it, and how hard you make it is your decision. Just keep in mind that life gets harder as our time on Earth progresses, but the knowledge we obtain along our individual journeys has the potential to make our lives better.
Local Hero Arrested for Loitering
Local Hero Arrested
Khaschief Doyling, Staff Reporter
Mon Mar 24, 2014
MANHATTAN NY, - Paul Thatcher, the man who rescued a litter of Siberian husky puppies from a burning pet shop in the SoHo neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, was arrested on Lafayette Street for loitering in front of the Supreme store last Thursday.
According to some of the staff members of Supreme, Thatcher was anxiously awaiting the 20th anniversary release of Supreme’s first skateboarding film, “Cherry”. It is reported that Thatcher was upset about his spot in line to receive his copy of “Cherry”. Feeling that the district of Manhattan owed him for his heroic efforts in saving the Siberian husky puppies, Paul Thatcher took it upon himself to move to the front of the line instead of waiting his turn like everyone else. As a result Thatcher created an uproar amongst individuals waiting in line which almost lead to a riot. When door security ordered Thatcher to return to the back of the line he became belligerent and refused to do as he was told. Eventually the store manager approached the confrontation asking Thatcher to leave the premises. When he refused to do so the police were called and Thatcher was arrested for disturbing the peace and loitering.
“Thatcher was behaving in a very aggressive manner towards the staff members of Supreme, and was causing other individuals in the crowd to act out as a result”, said arresting officer, James Pigson. It is also reported that James Jebbia, the creator and owner of Supreme, has taken it upon himself to banned Thatcher from all Supreme store locations.
Paul Thatcher creates an uproar in front of the Supreme New York store
Paul Thatcher being arrested by the NYPD.
The Last Straw.
James Jebbia (seen above) reportedly bans Paul Thatcher from all world wide Supreme New York locations.
In some countries Martial Law is a common use in keeping the peace.
Mind Control Symbol.
In "1984" the government basically had complete mind control over their citizens.
In "1984" the government could keep an easy eye on the citizens through the use of telescreens or bi-directional monitors used for spying